Shame on Europe?

 This opinion article in the Guardian seems to sum up the situation in a way that resonates with what I've felt was happening. Namely that the Greeks are being sacrificed to "appease the Gods of speculation". Many posts following the article say "so what?" Seems callous to me but are they missing the point? That countries are now "economies" rather than "societies"? 

Is this article off base??

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Greek Protests Turn Violent

Could this be what America will soon look like?  Over 100,000 people took to the streets in Athens on October 19th to protest increasing austerity measures.

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Austerity Measures in France

These days, many countries are calling for citizens to make sacrifices to help governments balance their sinking budgets.  Although France's austerity measures could not be considered good news... unlike America's policies, at least the weathiest Frenchies are pitching in a bit.  It strikes me that if France's plan were passed today in the U.S. we might be celebrating it as a progressive move towards fairness. > Noa

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